Ortsteil of Obhausen
|• Total||10.96 km2 (4.23 sq mi)|
|Elevation||140 m (460 ft)|
|• Density||62/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
The earliest known documented mention of the village is listed in Hersfeld Abbey's tithing rolls from between 881 and 899 as the tithable place Osperstadt in Friesenfeld. Around 900 the village belonged to the Castellan Schraplau in Hassegau. In 1200 it belonged to the Archbishopric of Magdeburg. The name is derived from the word Espen meaning aspen or poplar tree.
- Church in the lower village
- Gravestone in the Ortsfriedhof cemetery for the communist miner Max König, who died in 1937 in Lichtenburg concentration camp on account of ill-treatment.